Big League Cup that Son Heung-min couldn’t even lift…Kim Minjae first?
Son Heung-min (31), a Korean soccer ace and one of the best players of all time, seems to be first to win the European big league championship cup, which has yet to be lifted by his junior Kim Min-jae (27). Attention is focusing on whether Kim Min-jae will be able to dominate the Italian stage and get ahead of Son Heung-min.
Kim Min-jae’s team Napoli beat Salernitana 2-0 in the 19th round of Italy’s Serie A in the 2022-2023 season at Stadio Areci in Salerno, Italy, on the 21st.
Kim Min-jae led the defense by blocking opposing striker Piontech and leading the game without losing a point.
Amid Kim Min-jae’s performance, Napoli scored 16 wins, 2 draws, 1 loss, and 50 points, leading second-place AC Milan (38 points) by 12 points. Napoli must win four consecutive games and AC Milan must win four consecutive games to lose the difference in points.
His rival Juventus also fell out of the championship. Juventus fell from third to ninth place after being disciplined to cut 15 points due to fraudulent accounting.
As a result, Napoli is full of expectations that it will be able to taste the league title for the first time in 33 years since the 1989-1990 season.
As an individual Kim Min-jae, the victory is also significant. Kim Min-jae will experience the championship in his first year after moving to Italy, one of Europe’s top five big leagues.
It is the first time for a Korean soccer player to win a European big league since Park Ji-sung, who played for Manchester United. Park won four league championships in the 2010-2011 season. If Kim Min-jae wins, he can become a South Korean player who experiences a big league title for the first time in 12 years since Park Ji-sung.
Winning the big league is an achievement that even Son Heung-min could not achieve. Son Heung-min failed to win the league in Hamburg and Leverkusen in the German Bundesliga, or in the English Premier League. 사설토토
However, a reef may appear in front of Kim Min-jae. According to Italian media, Napoli is also suspected of manipulating accounting by inflating the transfer fee in the process of recruiting main striker Victor Osimen. If accounting manipulation is confirmed, Napoli is likely to be disciplined for cutting points like Juventus. In this case, it is expected to be a major negative factor for Napoli’s challenge to win the championship.